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American Samoa => Local Customs Fa'a Samoa => Topic started by: Tavita Tusitala on October 06, 2008, 11:39:44 PM

Title: Fale: traditional samoan house
Post by: Tavita Tusitala on October 06, 2008, 11:39:44 PM
Built with hardwood tree posts, floored with coral gravel and thatched with palm fronds, all lashed together without nails. Still used in villages and for ceremonial gathering places.

Many fales disappeared in 1964 in  a big hurricane. The government gave money to reconstruct, but only for hurrican houses made with cement block. This was a moment of large scale change in Samoan architecture.
Title: Re: Fale: traditional samoan house
Post by: petermich2009 on April 23, 2009, 07:14:17 PM
            This house or you call it Samoan architecture is a very comfortable house because of the landscape we see.
 
Title: Re: Fale: traditional samoan house
Post by: Tazz64 on April 27, 2009, 07:45:31 PM
                   yeah i think this is a wonderful house with that nice structure that you said this Samoan house is a comfortable house.
Title: Re: Fale: traditional samoan house
Post by: angela on August 03, 2011, 04:07:27 AM
yeah man!
its 0sum.:)